I did a search for issues with the properties bar and didn't find anything so this may be another problem that only we are having problems with...
I'm having issues where the properties menu dialog box is showing the properties options, but not about the objects that are selected nor the same data fields. It's also stating I have nothing selected even though I do. I'm not changing any system variables and at some point in time is just stops working correctly. Maybe I'm hitting a key combination that is changing the way it functions and all I need to know is what key combination that is to revert it back to default operation. I can clear the issue by closing Autocad (not just the drawing) and restarting and all is well again.
I'm attaching a screenshot of the properties dialog box, one with the corrupted data and one without with the very same object selected in each capture.
Selecting other/different objects does not yield any different results.
Running Product Design Suite with SP1 installed.
Your Windows Registry entires for Properties got cleaned out: you will need to repair reinstall AutoCAD to fix it.
And stop using that one Windows Registry Cleaner that started it all (most current anti-virus apps have this feature and turned on by default for example if you did not specifically run such a software).
I think you're trying to say that somehow the Windows(tm) system registry got messed up and the only way to fix is to re-install CAD. I think you're also trying to say that some anti-virus or utility to clean the registry is the culprit. Well, I can't do anything about the anti-virus as that's locked in by corporate IT and that's just something I have to live with. I can't say the registry error makes any kind of sense as that would cause AutoCAD to malfunction as a whole, not just one featuer of it so surely you have some other meaning. It also appears you didn't read/understand my post as I stated I was able to correct the problem by restarting Autocad for when the occassional bug arises, a much better solution than a re-install.
I'm hoping someone else has some experience with this.
First, check that your PICKFIRST variable (Noun/Verb Selection) is set to 1
If it is, then pendean is likely correct,
Registry Cleaner + AutoCAD = Repair (not Re-install)
There are dozens of topics here pertaining to each problem.
Autodesk Knowledge Base ---> Properties palette blank after selecting object
Nestly, Pickfist 0 or 1 will not make any difference with properties in Properties Pallete.
This problem falls right between dead and gone done by Registry Cleaner or Anti-virus, usually when it's dead it will not work again after restart.
Nope, I haven't seen anything like this.
I thought I might be on a trail of what causes this, but I'm not having any luck repeating it. I'm having a higher than normal occurrence of this and I've recognized that I'm also doing a task that I'm not usually doing daily. I've been doing block maintenance today and in this routine I've been renaming a lot of file names through the SELECT FILE dialog box when using the open file command which has me wondering if this is somehow connected as this would definately impact the Windows environment. I've been keeping an eye on it but so far haven't had the issue since I've come up with this hypothesis.
I get what you're suggesting Patchy, but I'm only selecting one object so it's not a condition of picking more objects than the system setting will allow. And in case your next question is have I tried to select other objects, that would be a yes.
And not to ignore Nestly who appears to be suggesting that maybe I'm not actually selecting my object if I don't have the Noun/Verb selection set active. The selected object does highlight and hot grips show so I can visually see that the object is being selected.
It may very well be fixed by a repair, my gut tells me there's something else happening here so I'll keep playing with it for a bit to see if I can come up with any other leads.
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